A Room with a View Lucy Honeychurch’s Florence
This December marks 30 years since the release of the Merchant-Ivory film A Room with a View. Marking a pinnacle of achievement for Merchant-Ivory, the film has been beloved by audiences ever since, particularly for its evocative and beautiful scenes set in Florence. It is seen by some as a near-perfect exemplar of adapting a novel for the screen, a tricky and controversial area of film criticism. A timeless classic, A Room with a View will continue to entrance audiences and inspire in them a love for Florence. Visit the following locations to follow in Lucy Honeychurch’s footsteps around the city. Piazza SS Annunziata In the film, Miss Lavish (Judi Dench) and Miss Bartlett (Maggie Smith) walk through this beautiful square, saluting the statue of Ferdinand de’ Medici. In the book, however, it is Lucy who goes to the piazza, where she is deeply moved by Andrea della Robbia’s ceramic representations of babies on the Ospedale degli Innocenti.